But the most outstanding thing is that the Belmont Prize (1 and a half miles, about 2,400 meters) outstrips the horse to 31 by the horse with a tremendous speed of 2’24 “. the Year) both 2 years old (1972) and 3 years old (1973) After that, Secretariat retires as “stallion.” In the two years of racing, Secretariat made all matches 21 times, to the previous level 17 times ( but it is considered only 16 because of the Champagne Stake even though Secretariat won, but due to his mistake to collide with another horse, he was then relegated to 2nd place); 2nd place 2 times; 3 1 time; fourth 1 (first match on the army).
In Secretariat’s defeat, the truth was not due to the incompetent horse, but the risk. The first match was due to clumsy controls to keep Secretariat stuck, not in a good position, so when it was time to go up there was no way out. Champagne Stakes was second, which was supposed to win, but was knocked down to second place. Third match lost (Wood Memorial, third place) Secretariat was sick, not fit yet, should not run. The fourth loss (Whitney Handicap, 2nd place) and the fifth loss (Woodward Stakes) should not be played by Secretariat, because he did not dress 100%, but still came second and almost won.